The drama on Jersey Shore might occasionally be scripted, but the conflict involving Jenni Farley and her soon-to-be-ex-husband Roger Mathews is painfully real.
Back in September, Farley filed for divorce from Mathews, but JWoww's dealings with the father of her two children were far from over.
Things started innocently enough with Roger begging Jenni to take him back in a series of heartfelt social media post.
From there, however, the situation deteriorated quickly.
Farley was forced to file for a restraining order against Mathews after a tense altercation at her home.
Footage of the incident was shared online by Jenni's friend and Shore co-star Nicole "Snooki" Polizzi.
Some fans criticized Snooki for airing her friend's dirty laundry, but now, Polizzi is speaking out in her own defense and claiming that she had every right to share the footage:
“Obviously, I’ve been knowing things. I know everything about Jenni, because we’re best friends. We talk every day, so I’ve been in the loop about what’s going on,” Polizzi tells Us Weekly.
“So, when Roger decided to put it public, that’s when I kind of said my piece, because if you’re going to put videos on the internet about things that aren’t true, I’m going to say that it’s not true.”
For his part, Mathews described the altercation in detail on Instagram:
“My wife, earlier tonight, we had a disagreement because she’s leaving again tomorrow for work and promised my daughter that she would be hanging out with her all day, whereas my daughter has the flu," he told his followers from the back of a police car.
"So I took umbrage to it, and a little bit of a disagreement I would say, ensued. She gets so emotional and irrational in her anger this is the level she brings it too,” he continued.
“I’m not allowed to be there for my children anymore because somebody else is so hate-filled that they would do that to the father of their children, to a great father to their children.”
Snooki has been careful to avoid bashing Mathews publicly, but she has made it quite clear that she's fiercely defensive when it comes to her best friend:
“My best friend has been going through A LOT these past few months and my heart breaks for her. She always tries to keep her situations off social media for the sake of the kids, but her voice needs to be heard too," Polizzi wrote on Instagram.
"She has tried everything in her power to keep things civil FOR THE KIDS and she’s a damn good mother. She wants nothing but for the kids to have their dad,” she added.
“Unfortunately she was being taunted and baited & this was the result.“
Speaking with Us, Snooki said she has no regrets.
“If you talk about my kids, you talk about my best friends, my roomies, you know, people that I truly love, you’re going to hear from me,” Polizzi tells Us.
“Talk about me all you want, but when you talk about my friends and you have no idea what’s going on, you’re going to hear from me.”
Sounds serious. We certainly wouldn't want to mess with Snooks.